Bethesda

Bethesda, one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is known as a great destination for ethnic restaurants, boutiques, home décor shops and artistic and trendy hot spots.  Additionally, as home of the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine and the National Naval Medical Center, it is one of the leading biomedical research centers.

From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Art and Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues.  Unique galleries and public art fill the streets.  The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc.

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Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The Bethesda Theater, built in 1938 and opened as one of the era’s Art Deco cinema palaces, is coming back…

Bowlmor Lanes – Bethesda

“Shouldn’t you Bowlmor? Since 2001, Bowlmor Lanes Bethesda has been the Washington DC area’s premier upscale bowling alley.”

Capital Crescent Trail

11 mile biker-hiker trail running from west Silver Spring to Georgetown DC. The trail was formerly used as the Georgetown…

Gandhi Memorial Center

Houses headquarters of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation, a library and depictions of the life and activities of Mahatma Gandhi…

Locust Grove Nature Center

An ideal spot to watch birds and other small creatures in their real habitats. Includes child-friendly live animals and hands-on…

Parker’s American Bistro & Sports Bar

Enjoy Parker’s American grill and watch your favorite sporting event in the restaurant’s sports bar.

Vamoose Bus to New York City!

Vamoose is a premier bus service between NYC and the Washington, DC suburbs (Bethesda, MD; Arlington, VA & Lorton, VA).…

Upcoming Events in Town

The BFG

Bethesda

Little orphan Sophie cant sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. Hes surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophies giant is the worlds ONLY friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace.

The BFG

Bethesda

Little orphan Sophie cant sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. Hes surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophies giant is the worlds ONLY friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace.

Summer Concert Series at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo

Enjoy your evening with your friends and family during a free Concert at Glen Echo Park every Thursday night 7:30pm, starting June 19 and going until August 28. Listen or dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion, which is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. June 19: QuinTango June 26: Clarence "The Blues Man" Turner July 3: Flutes on the Brink July 10: Orrin Star Duo July 17: Rockville Swing Band July 24: Trio Caliente July 31: Quiet Life Motel August 7: Redwine Jazz Band August 14: U.S. Navy Band "Country Current" August 21: Ursula Ricks Project August 28: U.S. Navy Band "Cruisers"